Gesättigtes, dunkles Rubinrot mit neonpurpurnem Rand. Coleraine ’17 verzaubert mit duftenden reifen Kirschen und frischen, schwarzen Pflaumenaromen. Das Bouquet blüht über einem seidigen Gaumen voller Lavendel, Sandelholz, Zigarrenschachtel, Wacholder und wilder Brombeere. Mit typisch raffinierten Tanninen und einer modernen, reinen Frische von reifen Früchten ist Coleraine '17 energisch und geschmeidig.
Der Name Coleraine stammt von Coleraine, dem Heimatort von John und Wendy Buck, den Eigentümern von Te Mata Estate. Johns verstorbener Großvater wurde in Coleraine in Nordirland geboren und der Name wurde durch die Familie beibehalten. Seit 1989 ist der berühmte Neuseeländische Coleraine eine Ansammlung der besten Weine, die aus verschiedenen Parzellen aus den ältesten Weingärten von Te Mata Estate von den Havelock Hills stammen.
Der Wein sollte unbedingt dekantiert werden. Coleraine Weine kann man Problemlos über 30 Jahre lagern. Es gibt keinen Vergleichbaren Wein in Neuseeland.
Coleraine '17 - ' Wonderful perfume, savoury tobacco-laced and floral at once, cocoa, blue, red and black fruit – all the colours. Its light but dense, all lead pencil and tobacco, tannin is grainy and tightly packed, and while not quite the quality of top vintages, does the job very neatly indeed. Crushed rock, dried herb, blueberry pie linger on a long and firm finish. So fine. So classy.' 95+ Points
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, Australia, June 2019
Coleraine ’16- 'Seamless, on point with redcurrant, raspberry, superb tannin and energy, very fine acidity, superb length. A wine of clarity and presence, and so, so good.' 97 points
Coleraine '16- 'This highly collectible red is snapped up every year it is released.'
Coleraine ’16- 'Te Mata Estate Coleraine ’16 has won well-deserved iconic status for a string of elegant and complex wines that first appeared in 1982, blazing a trail for others to follow.'
A head-spinning array of violet, red and black fruits, gentle spiced biscuit oak, olive and lead pencil. It’s medium-bodied, succulent, yet firm, with toothsome tannin, a beautiful mouth-perfume, black tea and small just ripe berries, and a finish where freshness, vibrancy and tannin push the wine very long. A classic vintage, stunning wine, precision.' 97 points
'Medium-full bodied, the flavours are bold, up-front and show intensity, with a tightly bound heart, showing ripe dark-red and blackberry fruit, along with blackcurrant notes, dark-red plums and a layering of dark herbs. This is a more elegant Coleraine with black fruits and plenty of structure and finesse.' 18.5+/20 ★★★★★
'Perfect line, length and balance. This superstar label delivers precision, purity and poise with this latest offering.' 97 Points ★★★★★
Coleraine '15 ★★★★★ - '...A wine of symmetry and harmony, refinement and sophistication...' 98 points
Coleraine '13- 'They say there is no such thing as perfection in wine, but if there was, Coleraine '13 has to be it. A profound offering from New Zealand’s greatest wine label.' 100 points ★★★★★
Coleraine '13- 'An intense, powerful wine with obvious cellaring potential. Initially the wine is hard to read but layers of dark berry, cedar, spice and savoury characters are displayed on its considerably lengthy finish. This is the best vintage of Coleraine I can recall tasting.' 98 points ★★★★★
'The 2013 Coleraine seems to be the best yet. It is a powerful and intense wine, yet remains elegant and precise. When it comes to New Zealand Bordeaux blends, Te Mata Estate Coleraine is one of – if not the – country’s first growths.'
'Te Mata Estate’s flagship has set a new benchmark. There’s great concentration and elegance to its fresh blackcurrant fruit, that’s joined by licorice, herb, stony and savoury notes. These are underpinned by firm but ripe satiny tannins, which should keep this harmonious wine in fine form for decades. - The 10 Best Wines of 2015.'
Coleraine '13 - 'Te Mata Estate Coleraine is one of the southern hemisphere’s finest cabernets, and the latest release enhances that reputation. Although it clearly needs to be cellared, the blackcurrant/tobacco/cedar nose and intense firm palate simply dripped with class. This wine will begin to show what it’s all about in five years, and be magnificent in ten.' ★★★★★
Coleraine '13 - 'Ripe scents of blood plum, berry compote then come lifted out of the glass with tobacco wet earth, mangrove greenery... remarkably vital, red and black fruit characters. Very well formed, very good wine.' 95 points
Coleraine '13 ★★★★★ - 'Deep black-red colour with lighter purple hues on rim, youthful in appearance. The nose is elegant in presentation with tightly bound, concentrated aromas of ripe blackcurrant and cassis fruit entwined with black and red plum fruit and waves of redcurrant detail. Lifted dark red and black floral perfumes unfold revealing layers of intricate detail with real precision. The fruit is enriched by pencil shavings and toasty oak elements. The palate possesses mouth-coating, flowery tannins, the extraction very refined and pervading, encasing the fruit. The structure grows in prominence, balanced by fresh lacy acid vitality, and carries the wine to a concentrated, vibrant, textural, lingering finish. This is a wonderfully concentrated, elegantly proportioned Coleraine with outstanding finesse and structure.'
'Very deep purple red colour, very young looking and immature. The bouquet is all violets and blackberry, with a veneer of nutty oak, and the whole thing oozes class. It’s full-bodied, rich and powerful, a sumptuously flavoured wine with ample soft tannins and great structure. Great fruit depth and power, lashings of tannin, all in harmony, and the tannins are smooth and ripe and agreeable. This needs a lot more time and will be very long lived.' 96 points
'The best Coleraine I have ever tried and it’s not because bigger is better; on the contrary. Balance is the key to this exceptionally intense coloured, black fruited wine. It is a wonderful expression of the elegant muscular youth of a very high proportion of cabernet sauvignon (56%) and cabernet franc (14%), both of which are then softened by the flesh of ripe merlot (30%) and all matured in a hefty sounding 70% new oak. This adds a tightness and reins in the wine to a beautiful structure. Save it for a rainy day or drink it now. This is the best Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Sauvignon based red that I have ever had.'
'Coleraine would give Bordeaux classified growths a run for their money. A powerful and intense wine yet remains elegant and precise.' 96 points
'My Favourite Wine of 2015 - Coleraine ‘13. When Coleraine was first made in 1982, it was light years ahead of any New Zealand red wine produced before that date. It has since become the country’s most iconic wine label.'
'New Zealand’s pre-eminent cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc blend is on a song in 2013. The palate is full-bodied, powerful and concentrated. It oozes class and will be long-lived.' 96 points
'TOP 100 WINES of 2015 - Perfectly ripe cassis and redcurrant fruits, hints of darker blueberries and a sheen of expertly curated oak add style and swagger. The palate is superb for its clarity, depth and definition.' 97 points
Coleraine '14 ★★★★★ - 'Back to back perfection.' 100 Points
96 Points 'Coleraine ‘05. An intense deep purple core, with a beautiful leafy character with youthful dark currant notes and subtle, integrated oak. A very complete wine now. Elegance, concentration and power are all evident in this sleek thoroughbred.'
'The country’s most iconic wine label.'
'After completing a vertical of Coleraine, I witness a couple of tasters undergo their Te Mata epiphany...'
'For those who have come to NZ wine through Marlborough sauvignon blanc and fruity Central Otago pinot noir, Coleraine is a revelation...'
Coleraine '13 - 'Both 2013 and 2014 were great vintages in Hawkes Bay after a poor 2012, both these wines show how Te Mata continue to develop and improve their wines. The 2013 needs time but certainly was another blockbuster, so well balanced, elegance, liquorice, voluptuous, cassis on nose, deep brambles in the background, chocolate, red currants evolving well. Possibly could get better than the 2005 but I cant wait that long!'
'My benchmark. I’ve had every vintage of Coleraine the Buck family have made, from the inaugural 1982 to the current 2015. Te Mata Estate is the standard by which every other wine producer could be judged. The full range of styles has always been impeccable.'
'The longest continually produced premium wine in this country ... the benchmark.'
Coleraine - '...New Zealand's Greatest Red Wine...'
'New Zealand’s First Growth. Many critics consider Coleraine up there with the best Bordeaux blends in the world. The original intention may have been to mirror the top Cru Classé but, today, Coleraine has evolved its own style.'
“I conjectured whether this is New Zealand’s greatest wine? Well, let me put it this way, it is the frontrunner… a complex, intellectual entity that rewards long term cellaring year after year.”